Image processing made easy!

Add image-processing and scanning functions to your .NET applications!
Easy to use image annotation functions! Support for web camera too!

ImageKit.NET3

.NET Image Processing Developer's Toolkit

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           For the ActiveX version of the ImageKit, click here.
             For a comparison of ImageKit versions, click here.

 

 Supports size changes for multiple selected annotations  New!
 Supports special patterns for annotation file function
 Easily draw arcs and fans
 Supports saving images to TiffJpeg format
 Select multiple objects while pressing Ctrl Key
 Slide images by swiping and flicking
 New specialized toolbar controls for annotations
 Full 64 bit support. Plug-in files support 64 bit too!!!
     (*To scan in 64 bit, you must have a 64 bit scanner)
 Touch screen functions
 Supports VS2022 New!
 Supports VS2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2005
 Supports both WinForm and WebForm applications
 100% managed .NET component.
     (*Specialized image formats supported with WinAPI plugin files)
 New and improved scan functions
 Multipage TIFF file functions added!
 Supports ClickOnce Deployment
 Includes .NET Class Library

The ImageKit.NET3 is comprehensive image processing component developed and distributed by Newtone Corporation. The ImageKit.NET3 is a 100% native .NET component that allows application programmers to quickly and easily add powerful imaging capabilities to their .NET applications. Popular around the world, the ImageKit.NET3 continues our tradition of excellence in software development toolkits.

In this latest version of our ImageKit series, sophisticated image annotation capabilities with specialized annotation toolbar controls that allow you to annotate images quickly and easily. Now, not only can you use method calls to add annotation objects to images, you can also access these same methods via the toolbar controls to create and manipulate annotation objects visually without writing excessive code. All annotation information can be saved seperately in an annotation file. Annotations saved in this way can be loaded at a later time onto any image. Embed annotations into images, edit annotation content, alter annotation shape, rotate them, save them, and more. It is easy with the new ImageKit.NET3.

 

 

 

Of course the ImageKit.NET3 still contains all of the capabilities of earlier versions so that you can build programs that retrieve images from TWAIN scanners and digital cameras, load and save images in a variety of formats, apply numerous image filters and transformations, resize, rotate, and compose images, display thumbnails and much much more.

The ImageKit.NET3 contains both Windows Form and Web Form controls and supports Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013 / 2015 / 2017. It supports the project builds for your .NET environment by providing assemblies for .NET Framework 2.0 through 3.5 and assemblies for .NET Framework 4.0 and above.

There are numerous sample programs included with the ImageKit.NET3 illustrating the most common imaging tasks. Each sample shows one or two tasks, keeping the sample programs easy to understand and allowing you to use the samples to aid in building your imaging applications. Our technical support team is ready to assist you in your endeavors to build the highest quality image processing applications.

       WebForm ImageKit and PanWindow control online demo

       WebForm ImageKit control Effect (rotate) online demo

       WebForm Thumbnail control online demo

 

ImageKit.NET3 Control

The ImageKit.NET3 contain both WinForm and WebForm controls

  Windows Form Controls:

ImageKit Control This control performs scanning, image display, processes effects, loads files, saves files, and annotates images.
ToolBarStandard
Control
This toolbar control performs the basic functions related to annotations and image files.
ToolBarAnnotation
Control
This toolbar control performs image annotation.
ToolBarSetupLines
Control
This toolbar control performs the functions associated with annotation objects that have lines.
ToolBarSetupObjects
Control
This toolbar control performs the functions associated with other types of annotation objects.
Thumbnail Control This control displays multiple images as thumbnail images.
Record Control USB Web Camera control that captures movies
Preview Control USB Web Camera control that previews movies
Play Control USB Web Camera control that plays movies

  Web Form Controls:

Web ImageKit Control This web control loads and displays image in Web Form applications
Web Pan Window Control This web control displays the entire image in a "pan window" while a portion of the image is being displayed in the Web ImageKit control.
Thumbnail Control This control displays multiple images as thumbnail images in Web Form applications

Touch Screen Functions    NEW!    

 ImageKit Control, Thumbnail Control

A touch function has been implemented for use on tablet PCs.

  Swipe and flick slides (ImageKit control only)    NEW!
It is possible to return to the normal display in the middle of the slide and perform pinch-in, pinch-out, and drag operations.
Slide can be done by mouse or by method.
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  Pinch in and pinch out
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  Scroll touch
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  Touch Support when editing
The size of the editing blocks change automatically when using a mouse or when using touch during editing

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Annotation Functions    

 ImageKit / ToolBar Standard / ToolBarAnnotation / ToolBarSetpLines / ToolBarSetupObjects controls

  Annotate images in the ImageKit control
The ImageKit control allows you to annotate images with a variety of annotation objects that display text, lines, and various shapes on top of the images loaded in the ImageKit control. All annotation objects can be saved independently of the image they annotate. Saved annotations can be loaded onto different images. Annotations can be edited after they are created, they can be moved, reshaped, rotated, etc. Annotations can be embedded into image files. Annotation methods may be called with code or used via the new toolbar controls.

  Annotate images with the various toolbar controls NEW!
Use the new toolbar controls to instantly provide annotation functions to your application! Simply place the toolbar controls on your form, set them to correspond to the ImageKit Control and thats it. You can now use any or all annotation functions to edit or annotate your images, without writing a single line of code!!

ToolBarStandard Control  NEW!

Provides functions that all annotation objects use and allows basic settings for each annotation object. Loads image files into the ImageKit control and and save image files from the ImageKit control.

Displays the "Open" dialog so you can choose an image file. The image file chosen is loaded and displayed in the ImageKit control.
Displays the "Save" dialog and saves the image file displayed in the ImageKit control.
Displays the "Open" dialog so you can choose an annotation file. The annotation file chosen is loaded and the annotation objects are displayed on top of the image in the ImageKit control.
Displays the "Save" dialog and saves the anntation objects displayed on top of the image in the ImageKit control. The annotation objects are saved in an annotation file.
Sets the width of the lines and borders for annotation objects
Displays the color dialog and sets the forecolor in annotation objects. This determines the color of lines, borders, and text.
Sets the level of opacity for the forecolor used in annotation objects
Displays the color dialog and sets the background color in annotation objects.
Sets the level of opacity for the background color used in annotation objects
Sets whether or not the background color is displayed in annotation objects

ToolBarAnnotation Control  NEW!

Sets the type of annotation object, allows each annotation object to be selected and edited.

Selects a single annotation object
Selects multiple annotation objects within a specified area
Draws a Line annotation object
Draws a Polyline annotation object
Draws a Polygon annotation object
Draws a Rectangle annotation object
Draws a Rounded Rectangle annotation object
Draws an Ellipse annotation object
Draws an Image annotation object
Draws a Text annotation object
Draws a Stamp annotation object
Selects or deselects all annotation objects displayed in the ImageKit control
Deletes the selected annotation object(s)
Cuts the selected annotation object(s)
Copies the selected annotation object(s)
Pastes annotation objects that have been cut or copied. The items will be pasted at the location on the ImageKit control where a right click occurred.
Moves the selected annotation object to the front
Moves the selected annotation object forward by one object
Moves the selected annotation object backward by one object
Moves the selected annotation object to the back
Removes the last change to the annotation object and returns it to its previous state
Reverses an undo step
Displays a dialog that allows the selected object's properties to be changed.
Embeds the annotation objects into the image displayed in the ImageKit control
Clears all annotation objects currently drawn in the target ImageKit control

ToolBarSetupLines Control  NEW!

Sets properties for Line, Polyline, Polygon, and Pen objects.

Sets wheter or not the Line object will display double lines
Sets whether or not the start and end points drawn with the Pen object will be connected
Sets the style of the line drawn
Sets the style of the cap used for the start of a line
Sets the style of the cap used for the end of a line
Sets the style of the join between lines
Sets whether or not an arrow cap is used at the start of a line
Sets whether or not the start arrow cap is filled
Sets the size of the start arrow cap
Sets whether or not an arrow cap is used at the end of a line
Sets whether or not the end arrow cap is filled
Sets the size of the end arrow cap

ToolBarSetupObjects Control  NEW!

Sets properties for Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Image, Text, and Stamp objects.

Sets whether or not the aspect ratio for Rectangle, RoundRectangle, Ellipse, and Image objects is maintained
Sets the radius used for the corners of a Rounded Rectangle object
Sets the font used when text is drawn in the Text and Stamp objects
Sets whether or not word wrapping is used in Text and Stamp objects
Sets whether or not text drawn in the Text and Stamp objects is vertical text
Sets whether or not text in the Text and Stamp objects is displayed from right to left
Sets whether or not a border is added to the Text or Stamp annotation objects
Sets the border color used by the Text and Stamp annotation objects
Sets the level of opacity for the border color of the Text and Stamp annotation objects
Sets the shape of the border for the Stamp annotation object
Sets the alignment for the text drawn by the Stamp object

  Draw text, lines, shapes, and other annotation objects
Create straight lines, polylines, polygons, ellipses, pen (free hand lines), text, etc. Each is a distinct annotation object that can be placed on the loaded image, displayed, moved, altered, saved to file, or embedded in the image.

Stamp and rounded rectangles, text color, background color, opacity levels, arrow caps, double lines and other line styles can be set easily!  NEW!

Object fills now support not only single colors but also special patterns for hatch patterns, gradients, and textures. -Examples of hatch patterns and gradations. Transparent colors can also be used.

Objects can be drawn by method calls as well as by toolbar. Original toolbar controls can be designed to contain only those functions that you specify.

Code example-Enable special fill
ImageKit1.Edit.Fill = True
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushEnabled = True

Code example / hatch pattern
ImageKit1.Edit.BrushKind = KindOfBrush.HatchBrush
ImageKit1.Edit.HatchStyle = HatchStyle.DiagonalCross
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushColor1 = Color.Gray
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushColor2 = Color.Transparent

Code example / Gradation
ImageKit1.Edit.BrushKind = KindOfBrush.LinearGradientBrush
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushColor1 = Color.Red
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushColor2 = Color.Blue
ImageKit1.Edit.LinearGradientMode = LinearGradientMode.Horizontal

An example of filling a stamp object with a texture brush using the image on the left.

Code example / texture
ImageKit1.Edit.BrushKind = KindOfBrush.TextureBrush
ImageKit1.Edit.CustomBrushImageFileName = "star.png"

You can also draw arcs and sectors using the method.

Because you can draw objects by the method, you can design your own original toolbar.

  Editing Annotation Objects
After creating annotation objects and placing them on an image, the objects can be moved, their shapes and contents altered, rotated, and so on.

Copied annotation objects can be pasted into another ImageKit control.  NEW!

Single points in Polyline, Polygon, and Pen annotation objects can be edited.  NEW!

In addition to selecting a range by dragging the mouse, the multiple object selection function also supports selecting any object while holding down the Ctrl key.

You can enlarge or reduce the size of multiple selected objects!  NEW!
It is also possible to enlarge / reduce while maintaining the aspect ratio of the entire selection range.

By right clicking the selected annotation objects context menu is displayed where various annotation and editing functions are available. Any functions available through the toolbar or context menu can also be called independently in the annotation methods.

From the Context Menu or from the ToolBarAnnotation toolbar control, you can open the Properties dialog which allows you to edit the annotation object after it has been created. Properties dialog are object specific. Below is an example of the Polyline object's properties dialog.

  Saving and Loading the Annotation File
All annotation objects and settings can be saved in an annotation file that is independent from the image on which the annotations were drawn. The annotation objects saved in the annotation file can be loaded again and displayed on any image, not just the image on which they were originally drawn. Since the annotation file is an xml file, it is even possible to edit the annotations without loading them by using a text editor.

  Embed annotations into the image (rasterize annotations)
All annotation objects drawn on images in the ImageKit Control can be rasterized and embedded in the image data. The resulting image can be saved in any format supported by the ImageKit.NET3.

Here is an example of an image with a "Pen" annotation object drawn on it. The annotation has been rasterized and embedded into the image and saved in JPEG format.

Below is a screenshot of this rasterized JPEG image, display in an image viewer.

Its easy to use the annotation toolbar controls in MDI forms and other pending software applications.

Not only can you annotation images using the mouse and toolbar controls but you can annotation them with code too. Using properties and methods, draw annotations and edit images seamlessly.

 

WebCamera Functions  

 WebCamera Controls

The WebCamera controls provide functions to preview and capture movies in avi, wmv (NEW!) format and to play movies in avi, mpeg, and other formats

The ImageKit.NET3 WebCamera Preview Control

An example of one of the WebCamera's Setting dialogs

Change preview and capture output size by method call! NEW!

 

Displaying images, loading and saving files    

 ImageKit Control and Web Pan Window Control

 Displaying images in the WebForm ImageKit and Pan Window controls
It is easy to display images in the WebForm ImageKit control and Pan Window control. Simply place the controls on the web form and use a few lines of code:

(At Design-time)

(Example code:)

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    'set image file name and virtual path
    ImageKit1.Url = "/images/001.jpg"
    'load image
    ImageKit1.LoadFile(Newtone.ImageKit.LoadFileType.Load)
    'display image
    ImageKit1.Display(Newtone.ImageKit.Web.DisplayMode.ActualSize)
    'specify link to pan window
    ImageKit1.Link = PanWindow1.Link
    'display pan window
    ImageKit1.ShowPanWindow()
End Sub

In the browser

 Use the Web ImageKit Control to load and save images in WebForm applications

 

Loading Images    

The ImageKit.NET3 can load the following image formats.

 DIB (Windows BMP)  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 DIB (Windows BMP Compressed)  RLE4, RLE8 4, 8 bit (*)  NEW!
 JPEG  24 bit color / Exif
 JPEG  8 bit grayscale, / Standard DCT, Progressive DCT (*)  NEW!
 JPEG2000 (Part1/CodeStream)   8 bit grayscale, 24 bit color (*)  NEW!
 GIF  1, 4, 8 bit
 TIFF Uncompressed  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF FAX3 (1D)  1bit
 TIFF FAX4  1bit
 TIFF PACKBITS  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF LZW  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 PNG  1, 4, 8, 24 bit
 FPX (Flashpix)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit / Supported compression: Uncompressed, JPEG compression, Single Color compression (*)NEW!
 WMF 
 EMF 

(*) To load images of these formats, the ImageKit.NET3 Plugin (Win32 Dll files) must be used. The Plugin is are included with the ImageKit.NET3

Saving Images    

The ImageKit.NET3 can save images in the following image formats.

 DIB (WindowsBMP)  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 DIB (WindowsBMP Compressed)  RLE4, RLE8 4, 8 bit (*)NEW!
 JPEG  24 bit color / Exif
 JPEG  8 bit grayscale, / Standard DCT, Progressive DCT (*)NEW!
 JPEG2000 (Part1/CodeStream)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit color (*)NEW!
 GIF  1, 4, 8 bit
 TIFF Uncompressed  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF FAX3 (1D)  1bit
 TIFF FAX4  1bit
 TIFF PACKBITS  1bit
 TIFF LZW  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 PNG  1, 4, 8, 24 bit
 FPX (Flashpix)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit / Supported compression: Uncompressed, JPEG compression, Single Color compression (*)NEW!

(*) To save in these formats, the ImageKit.NET3 Plugin (Win32 Dll files) must be used. The Plugin is are included with the ImageKit.NET3

 

Displaying Images

ImageKit Control

 Position images in the ImageKit ControlNEW!

In scale display a small image is centered in the ImageKit Control by default. Now, you can position it anywhere within the ImageKit Control.

In actual display mode too, even large images can be positioned in the ImageKit Control.

 

 Multi-layer support

It is possible to create applications that simultaneously display JPEG and other raster images along with WMF, EMF or other vector formats.

Base Image + Raster Image + Vector Image

 Display vector data (WMF, EMF)

 Display multiple raster and vector image simultaneously in different image layers (support 100 distinct image layers)

 Mouse coordinates displayed in tool tip

 Scroll displayed image using mouse drag

 Display 1 bit color, 4 bit and 8 bit grayscale images in high quality display. NEW!
This overcomes the loss in quality when these images are reduced in size and displayed.

 Scale display - When the size of the image is larger than the ImageKit Control, the image is automatically scaled to fit within the ImageKit Control. The height to width ratio of the original image is maintained.

 Actual Size display - When the image is larger than the ImageKit Control, scroll bars are automatically enabled and displayed.

 Actual Size display (without scroll bars) - When the image is larger than the ImageKit Control, it is possible to suppress scoll bars without scaling the image to fit within the ImageKit Control

 Stretch display - The image is resized to fill the ImageKit Control.

 Fit To Width, Fit To Height - Automatically fits either one of the image dimensions (width or height) to the ImageKit Control and scales the other dimension.

 Initial display position - Specify where the image will initially be displayed within the ImageKit Control, for example at the bottom, right.

 Pan Window (Raster and Vector images) - The pan window displays the entire image currently being displayed in the ImageKit Control. That portion of the entire image in the ImageKit Control is marked with a rectangle in the Pan Window and by moving this rectangle, the image is scrolled within the ImageKit Control. Multiple images simultaneously displayed in the ImageKit Control will also be shown in the Pan Window. Both raster and vector images are supported.

Raster Image Pan Window

 Scroll bar control action - Scroll the image, not only by user interaction, but also by code. You can even scoll diagonally.

 Area Selection - Select areas by dragging your mouse on the image. Easily pass these coordinates to the Effect interface to apply effect filters, transformations, or to paste into another image, etc. 

 ImageKit control's pan-windowing feature
You can use the ImageKit control as a pan window. This allows you to paste two ImageKit controls into one form and use one as a pan window instead of a separate window.

ImageKit Control as a Pan Window

 Slide control function of ImageKit control  NEW!
You can use the ImageKit control as a slide control. You can also operate with the buttons as shown in the figure, and you can slide the image by swiping the touch function or dragging the mouse. You can also switch between normal mode and slide mode, such as when you want to slide to enlarge the currently displayed image.

Scrollbar control action
You can control the scrolling of images, including diagonals, to the image currently displayed in your code, rather than by the user.

Rectangle selection function
You can use the mouse on the ImageKit control to select a free rectangular area with 4 points, acquire the coordinates, and execute effect processing as it is. Also, at this time, if the image display is larger than the ImageKit control, dragging it out of the control will auto-scroll.

Displaying images as thumbnails    

Web Thumbnail Control

The ImageKit.NET3 Web Thumbnail control is a server side web control creates thumbnail images and displays them in the browers. Simply setting the directory where the original images reside and setting the directory where the thumbnail images will be created is all that is necessary. The thumbnails can be clicked to display the original images, buttons or links can be displayed, and paging can be used.

Thumbnail Control at design-time:

Thumbnail Control Property Page:

Sample VB.NET code:

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

   If IsPostBack = False Then
      'set the virtual path to the directory
      containing the images you want to display

      Thumbnail1.ImageDirectory = "/ImagesIK/1"
      Thumbnail1.ThumbnailImageDirectory =
       "/ImagesIK/1/ThumbnailImages"
      Thumbnail1.ShowThumbnailImages()
   End If
End Sub

Thumbnail Control at run-time:

 

Displaying images as thumbnails    

Thumbnail Control

By selecting the folder and file type, you can automatically display multiple image files as thumbnails. Displays thumbnails in an easy to use, fast, customizable control.

 Windows Form Thumbnail Control

 Direct control over thumbnail display order
To change the order of the thumbnail images currently displayed in the Thumbnail Control, simply drag the thumbnail with the mouse until it is in the proper position.

 Delete a thumbnail
With the Delete Method, you can remove a thumbnail by specifying the image number.

 Change the layout of the thumbnail dialog
You can specify the number of columns and rows of thumbnails that will be displayed within the control as well as the gap size, etc.

 Abundant thumbnail settings
Thumbnail settings include: folder, file types (BMP, JPG, GIF, etc., load and mix different file types), number of columns, number of rows, scrollbar on/off, scroll action (scroll using code), background colors, display size, gap size, display pattern (film, button, custom), et.al.

 Generates file load events
When image files are loaded and displayed as thumbnails, events are generated and can be used to execute code for each file loaded.

 Supports the display of custom patterns
Create you own pattern when thumbnails are displayed. Simply specify the pattern images and set transparent colors.

 Simultaneous thumbnail selection
Supports the selection of multiple thumbnail images at the same time.

 Drag and drop
Drag images from Windows Explorer or from another ImageKit Thumbnail Control and drop them directly into the Thumbnail Control.

 Increase speed in displaying thumbnail image
Load images into the Thumbnail Control once and then, by using the ImageKit.NET Thumbnail File, greatly increase the display speed whenever they are loaded again.

 

Image Effects and Transformations    

ImageKit Control

Provides numerous effect filters and transformation functions for processing images.

  Brightness / contrast adjustment function
    It is possible to set the brightness and contrast of the image directly with the method.

 Deskew Images!
   When a scanned image or an image saved to file is skewed, use the deskew function to repair it!

 Digital Watermark
   Embed an "invisible" copyright or logo within an image and be able to detect it later.

Embedding an digital watermark

Checking for the watermark in an image

 Create new images    Select regions in the image for processing

 Combine Images
Paste images together or layer images on top of each other. You can set attachment location, set overall transparency, specify a transparent color, clip excess, flip, mirror, etc.

An example of two images layered with 50% overall transparency

 Panorama Composition
This creates a panorama out of two raster images. By simply specifying two attachment locations on each image, creates a panorama. You can specify the direction images are attached, specify the background color for areas outside the images, set a string displayed in the title bar of the panorama, etc.

Area Selection and Paste Sample

Effects Sample

Increasing / Decreasing Color Sample

 Duplicate images   Copy and paste images to clipboard   Adjust sharpness   Noise reduction   Blur   Mosiac   Outline   Emboss   Antialias   Glasstile   Color correction (RGB, YCC support; Gamma, Level, and Chroma adjustment)   Increase or decrease color   Resize   Rotate (regional area selection possible; 1/100th of a degree accuracy; interpolation reduces deterioration of rotated object)   Flip   Mirror   Affine correction (deskew)

 Special effects
Oilpaint, canvas, glasstile, lens, ripple, whirlpinch, waves, motionblur, and more...

Wave Effect
 

Canvas Effect
 

Motionblur Effect
 

Whirlpinch Effect
 

 

Image scanning and retrieval    

ImageKit Control

ImageKit.NET allows you to add scanning functions to your applications quickly and easily. Retrieve images from TWAIN scan devices - scanners, digital cameras, film scanners. Use the scan manufacturer's user interface or build your own custom user interface making scanning a nearly seamless operation. Set scan conditions, pixel type, resolution, bit count, brightness, contrast, highlight, threshold, shadow, enable/disable scan indicator, scan mode, datasource name, scan position, scan units, and more. Of course ADF and duplex scanning is supported.

A screenshot of our Scan sample and its menu items

 Support for memory transfer with compression (JPEG, PNG)

 Support for file transfer
Set and retrieve the compression method for file and memory transfer. Compression methods include: Uncompressed (default), Packbits, Group3-1D, Group3-1DEOL, Group3-2D, Group4, Jpeg, Lzw, Jbig, Png, Rle4, Rle8, Bitfields

 Support for dropout color
This sets the dropout color when using a custom-built scan interface.

 Support for noise filter
Reduces noise in black and white (1-bit color) images.

 Support for image filter
Improves image quality. LOWPASS improves halftone images, BANDPASS improves images that include text, and HIGHPASS improves images that have lines.

 Auto paper size detection
When paper size is set to "undefined" (1000), this function automatically detects the size of the paper and scans.

 Support for deskew
Corrects skewed documents

 Support for moire filter (Canon DR Scanners)  (Epson Scanners)  *NS
Sets the moire Filter when scanning with a custom-built scan interface

 Support for unsharpness filter (Epson Scanners)  *NS
Sets the Epson Unsharpness Filter when scanning with a custom-built scan interface

 Support for dynamic threshold (Panasonic Scanners)  *NS
Improves clarity and reduces "smudginess" when scanning with a custom-built scan interface

 Support for deskew smoothing (Panasonic Scanners)  *NS
Significantly reduces jagged lines and text

 Auto Color/B&W Detection (Canon DR Scanners)  (Epson Scanners)    (Panasonic Scanners)  *NS
Significantly reduces jagged lines and text

 Multistream support (Panasonic Scanners)  *NS
Outputs two types of images simultaneously either Color/B&W or Grayscale/B&W

 Punch hole removal  NEW! (Canon DR Scanners)  (Epson Scanners)    (Panasonic Scanners)  *NS

 Gamma Correction  NEW! (Epson Scanners)    *NS

 Detect Blank Page  NEW!

 Overscan Support  NEW!

 ADF duplex scanning support
 Retrieve thumbnail images from digital cameras
 Supports monochrome halftone settings
 Supports scaling
 Set paper size when scanning
 Retrieve the range of setting values for a give scan property

 Select the scan device
Displays a dialog that allows you to select the scan device you wish to use from all the scan devices installed. If you know the scan device's datasource name, you can shortcut this functionality and directly initialize the scan device. It is also possible to retrieve the datasource list displayed in the dialog.

 Supports both scanner manufacturer's UI and custom built UI
Not only supports scan user interface provided by the scanner manufacturer but also supports the custom scan user interface that you build.

 Supports continuous scanning with ADF (auto document feeder) or digital camera. (both manufacturer and custom UI)

 Provides functions to set scanning conditions (custom UI) and retrieve scan information (both manufacturer and custom UI)
Scanning Conditons include: pixel type, scan location, resolution, image bitcount, brightness, contrast, gamma correction, highlight, threshold, shadow, scan indicator on/off, scan mode (document plate, ADF, digital camera, etc.), specify datasource name, select user interface (use manufacturer UI, use manufacturer UI and close after scan, use custom UI), scan units (inches, centimeters, pixels...)

Scanning Information includes: scan location, resolution, scan units (inches, centimeters, pixels...)

 Provides events that you can hook into for each scan even when using continuous scanning via ADF or digital camera.

*NS - This indicates a specialized capability provided by a specific scanner manufacturers's scan driver. The ImageKit.NET3 supports these specialized capabilities.

 

File processing functions    

ImageKit Control

The ImageKit Control provides you with numerous functions for loading and saving image files. Of course, load functions for each file type are provided but there is also a load function that automatically detects each file type. Load files of one type and save them as a different type.

 Multi-Tiff file save / edit function
Adding pages to multi-Tiff images, inserting them into specified pages, and deleting specified pages can now be easily performed using specialized methods.

The Open file dialog

By using this dialog, you no longer need any code to select images files to load.

 Save images to PDF Document

Save BMP or JPEG images in PDF documents using these easy to use steps: start a pdf document; add a page; add images to the page in specified locations; end the page; and end the document.

Saving an image in PDF with the ImageKit.NET3

The resulting pdf document displayed in Adobe Reader

 Load images from and save images to separate color planes
With the following methods, images can be separated into their respective color planes and saved. Likewise, images can be loaded from their respective color planes.

RGBBmpPlaneFileLoad / RGBBmpPlaneFileSave
CMYKBmpPlaneFileLoad / CMYKBmpPlaneFileSave
YCCBmpPlaneFileLoad / YCCBmpPlaneFileSave

 Load images from and save images to memory data

 Loads BLOB image data from and saves BLOB image data to database

 FTP and HTTP File Transfer methods
Easy to use Ftp and Http file transfer methods
Image data in byte array can now be transferred

 Progress event generated when loading and saving

Loading Images    

The ImageKit.NET3 can load the following image formats.

 DIB (Windows BMP)  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 DIB (Windows BMP Compressed)  RLE4, RLE8 4, 8 bit (*)  NEW!
 JPEG  24 bit color / Exif
 JPEG  8 bit grayscale, / Standard DCT, Progressive DCT (*)  NEW!
 JPEG2000 (Part1/CodeStream)   8 bit grayscale, 24 bit color (*)  NEW!
 GIF  1, 4, 8 bit
 TIFF Uncompressed  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF FAX3 (1D)  1bit
 TIFF FAX4  1bit
 TIFF PACKBITS  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF LZW  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 PNG  1, 4, 8, 24 bit
 FPX (Flashpix)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit / Supported compression: Uncompressed, JPEG compression, Single Color compression (*)NEW!
 WMF 
 EMF 

(*) To load images of these formats, the ImageKit.NET3 Plugin (Win32 Dll files) must be used. The Plugin is are included with the ImageKit.NET3

Saving Images    

The ImageKit.NET3 can save images in the following image formats.

 DIB (WindowsBMP)  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 DIB (WindowsBMP Compressed)  RLE4, RLE8 4, 8 bit (*)NEW!
 JPEG  24 bit color / Exif
 JPEG  8 bit grayscale, / Standard DCT, Progressive DCT (*)NEW!
 JPEG2000 (Part1/CodeStream)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit color (*)NEW!
 GIF  1, 4, 8 bit
 TIFF Uncompressed  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 TIFF FAX3 (1D)  1bit
 TIFF FAX4  1bit
 TIFF PACKBITS  1bit
 TIFF LZW  1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 bit
 PNG  1, 4, 8, 24 bit
 FPX (Flashpix)  8 bit grayscale, 24 bit / Supported compression: Uncompressed, JPEG compression, Single Color compression (*)NEW!

(*) To save in these formats, the ImageKit.NET3 Plugin (Win32 Dll files) must be used. The Plugin is are included with the ImageKit.NET3

 

ImageKit.NET3 PC Developer License

The ImageKit.NET3 license is a PC Developer License which means that a seperate license is required for each computer where the ImageKit.NET3 is used to develop software. The PC Developer License allows you to use the ImageKit.NET3 to create application software that contains ImageKit.NET3 functionality and exposes this functionality in a runtime environment. The PC Developer License is activated by completing your user registration. The PC Developer License is a perpetual license. It does not expire.

How many PC Developer Licenses do I need? An Example:

If the ImageKit.NET3 is used by only one person on one computer, then only one license is required.
If the ImageKit.NET3 is used by only one person, but this person uses it on two computers, then 2 PC developer licenses are required.
If two software developers use the ImageKit.NET3 but only on one computer, then only one license is required.

For software developers who require multiple licenses, we have multiple license packs available at a significant discount.

For more details about licensing, please refer to our licensing page or contact us at sales@imagekit.com.

ImageKit.NET3 License Activation

For the ImageKit.NET3 to work properly, the license must be activated. License activation insures that the correct number of licenses are properly installed. Activation usually takes place when the ImageKit.NET3 is installed but activation can be postponed until later. In the license is not activated within 2 weeks of installation, the ImageKit.NET3 will stop working until it is activated. License activation is simply and takes only a few seconds online. Activation can also be performed offline. For more information about license activation, please refer to the ImageKit.NET3 documentation or contact us at sales@imagekit.com.

ImageKit.NET3 Runtime Distribution License

The ImageKit.NET3 Runtime Distribution License is included free with the PC Developer License. The Runtime Distribution License allows the license holder to distribute the runtime applications that they have made that contain ImageKit.NET3 functionality. The valid runtime distribution license holder can make and distribute application software (executable) without limit. The license holder must be a registered user of the ImageKit.NET3. Only registered users are allowed to do this. To register, simply send us your contact information along with the serial number of the ImageKit.NET3 that you are using to register@imagekit.com. For more information, please visit our user registration page.

The ImageKit.NET3 can only be registered to the person using it. It cannot be registered to a company, a group, or any other entity. USER REGISTRATION IS NOT TRANSFERRABLE WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF NEWTONE CORPORATION.

Subscription for Support Services

The ImageKit.NET3 PC Developer License includes a one-year subscription for support services. The subscription for support services is an annual subscription program. All customers who participate in the subscription program have access to support and all minor and major version updates for the ImageKit.NET3. Updates for the ImageKit.NET3 include but are not limited to additions of new functionality, improvements in existing functionality, bug fixes, maintenance releases, etc. Holders of a valid subscription are entitled to receive technical support via email for the duration of the subscription period. The subscription term is for one year that starts from the date of purchase. Please take advantage of these support services.

Subscription renewals are entirely optional. If you choose not to renew your subscription, you may still use the ImageKit.NET3 as it is. Your PC Developer License and Runtime Distribution License are perpetual licenses that do not expire. They are unrelated to whether or not you have a valid subscription for support services.

Suggested Retail Price

ImageKit.NET3 PC Developer License                              US$799.00
(1 Single PC Developer License, includes a one-year subscription)

ImageKit.NET3 Web Server Runtime License                US$399.00
(1 Single Web Server License)

ImageKit.NET3 PC Subscription Renewal                       US$399.00
(1 PC Annual Subscription Renewal)

Multiple licenses packs are available at a significant discount.
For details, please see ImageKit.NET3 Multiple License Packs or visit our online store

Supported Environment

ImageKit.NET3

Supported Platform
Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 8(*3) / 7(*3) / Vista (*1,*2) / Server 2022 / 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / 2008 R2 (*3)
64 bit Operating Systems are supported
(*1): Touch function is not supported
(*2): ImageKit.NET3 version 3.0.2.10312 / 3.0.4.10312 and earlier only
(*3): ImageKit.NET3 version 3.0.2.10500 / 3.0.4.10500 or earlier only

Supported .NET Framework
.NET Framework 4.8 / 4.7.2 / 4.7.1 / 4.7 / 4.6.2 / 4.6.1 / 4.6 / 4.5.2 / 4.5.1 /4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3.0 / 2.0

Supported Development Container
Visual Studio .NET 2022 / 2019 / 2017 / 2015 / 2013 / 2012 / 2010 / 2008 / 2005, IIS 8.5 / 8.0 / 7.5 / 7.0
* The ImageKit.NET3 installer does not have a checkbox for the Visual Studio 2019 toolbox. After installation, add the ImageKit.NET3 components to the Visual Studio 2019 toolbox manually.

Supported Scan Devices (TWAIN ONLY)
Image Scanners (+ADF) / Digital Cameras / Flim Scanners

DirectX
DirectX 9 and above (This is required for the WebCamera Control)